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Are love letters extinct?

Do you remember the last time you received a love letter or poem? No? Me either! I recall when my boyfriend poured his heart out in a love letter and wrote poems about me…on paper. He didn’t tweet me, he didn’t send it on Facebook, and he definitely didn’t put it in a text.

How much romance can you inject into 140 characters, using emoticons, or those oh so annoying abbreviations ? The worst part is that a lot of people probably wouldn’t even know how to write a love letter these days, it’s like a lost art!

AJC’s Jill Vejnoska writes about the decline of the love letter in the digital age that will also appear in this week’s Sunday Paper.

My friends, if you do nothing else on Valentine’s day, you should suspend your normal “electronic” wooing habits and write a love letter. Seriously. It could be a throwback move that invokes feelings of nostalgia. You are pretty much guaranteed bonus points for making the effort.

It takes courage to put your emotions in a “four-paged letter” (remember that Aaliyah song?!) and that is why it is so endearing and heartwarming. Ah, the things we do for love, right? Are we too chicken to be that courageous again?

Have you ever put pen to paper in an effort to express your love for someone? Have you ever received a love letter?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

Have love letters gone out of style?

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DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
2:17 pm

playfully singing popular duets and jingles.
Now imagining Raqi in the shower singing “Maybe it’s Maybeliine.” or “You’re in good hands…with Allstate” or “My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R…”

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:17 pm

Slim

it might not be too bad and idea with just the music and the hook

PNik now stealing idea……………j/k :lol:

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:20 pm

The streets of Cairo erupted in joy Friday as President Hosni Mubarak resigned after 18 days of massive protests across Egypt.

Maybe Mexico needs to learn a lesson from the Egyptians.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:21 pm

Raqi

No problemo, its Friday and i’ve had it up to here {{pointing above my head}} this week

:lol:

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:22 pm

DreamsMat, we sing the good jingles.

♫♪Coke adds life and everybody wants a little life♫♪

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:25 pm

♫♪I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony……..

:)

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:27 pm

DreamsM

can i have a strawberry mojito with fresh crushed strawberries

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:27 pm

Princess, last night I was sitting here when all of a sudden the aroma of fried chicken came through that door and pierced my nostrils. Everybody loves fried chicken every now and then. So I am sitting here waiting for my dinner. He brought the baby’s food up first. She gets to eat in here with me sitting at her table. She had a wing and some green beans. A few minutes later he comes up with my plate puts it on the nightstand and is a big ole juicy piece of BAKED chicken breast.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:31 pm

And fried chicken that never digested doesn’t count.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:31 pm

awwww Raqi, I can imagine your dismay LOL, but after the popeyes incident did you really think he would give you more fried chicken

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:54 pm

Yeah Princess it was a letdown. But it was justified. LOL

I don’t know who the hub is talking to on the phone but he just told them “hell nah I don’t feel like a single father. My wife is here doing exactly what she needs to be doing.”

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:56 pm

I know who it is now. He said “man stfu and bring me my money you owe me.” LOL I know exactly who that is.

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
2:58 pm

Raqi, thank you kindly, I appreciate it truly!

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
2:59 pm

You’re welcome Leggs and thanks for being such a great blog ambassador!

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
3:01 pm

aww first Valentine’s Day as a married woman, enjoy every minute Tazzie! so sweet!

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:02 pm

I just sent my friend Doc a text message saying “There is approximately 11,750,400 seconds until this baby is born.”.

She answered back asking if I want her and her family to come over for dinner.

Would love that. LOL

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:02 pm

Hello WiseDiva. Haven’t spoken to you in a while.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

can i have a strawberry mojito with fresh crushed strawberries
Princess you got it. Time to get this weekend started right.

big ole juicy piece of BAKED chicken breast.
Raqi so you’re stuck eating baked chicken while having to watch the baby tear up a delicious piece of golden fried succulent yard bird. probably had a little grease on her fingers and face too. lol

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

wait, dildo tester? Is that an actual job? Because..you know. Never mind

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

Oooh, baked chicken sounds like a good idea

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

Raqi

I need some ideas on a good meal to cook this weekend

I thought about pot roast with potatoes and carrots
or
Roasting a chicken with lemon pepper, homemade mac n cheese, candied yams and greens or cabbage

Not sure what, just want something GOOD and filling.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:07 pm

They treating me like that special needs boy that used to live on my street growing up. He would stand out there with his ball just looking around waiting for someone to come out and play with him.

If he caught you peeping out the window at him he would go knock on the door.

I am officially in the Special Needs category.

Yeah I know I fail miserably at being humorous. My hub thinks I am hilarious so yall can go kick rocks.

SexyCool don’t you kick.

LOL I am now SMH at me.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:08 pm

Is that an actual job

LOL I truly hope not.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:08 pm

wait, dildo tester? Is that an actual job? Because..you know. Never mind
Wise I bet that is a real job. You could probably…never mind. ;-)

Not sure what, just want something GOOD and filling.
Princess trade you this strawberry mojito for a dinner invite. lol

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:09 pm

@Raqi V ~ just saw your post at 2:16. I sho hope your behind is off the porcelain throne by now.

I’ve been working on manipulating these files in a portfolio created in Adobe 9.0 for the past 2 days. Why the F…. didn’t the instructions tell you you’ll have to do Step B before going to Step A! Somebody was drunk when they created this software.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:10 pm

Princess, pot roast sounds good. It’s supposed to be cold-cool this weekend so something hearty is definitely warranted.

I used to get aggravated sometimes doing all the cooking but I cannot wait to get back in front of that stove. LOL

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:11 pm

@Raqi V ~ fried chicken was the one and only thing I couldn’t eat while pregnant. I even ate liver and onions while pregnant. She’ll be 17 this year and I have had it since then!

Awwwwwwwww, thank you Ms. WD!!

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:13 pm

@PrincessNik ~ instead of roasting a chicken, how about Cornish Hens?

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
3:14 pm

Liver….yuck

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:16 pm

Liver and onions sound good. Maybe we can have that Sunday.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:17 pm

Slim, not even chicken livers?

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:17 pm

And I HAVEN’T had it since….dang one type messes up the entire sentence.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:18 pm

See, there I go again…one TYPO…

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:18 pm

It’s supposed to be cold-cool this weekend so something hearty is definitely warranted.
I thought it was supposed to be in high 50’s on Saturday and in the 60’s on Sunday.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

If you can make liver where you don’t feel like you’re eating a leather shoe, it is quite tasty.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:20 pm

Yes, indeed, DreamsM. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:21 pm

dang one type messes up the entire sentence.

Leggs, I know. Especially when it’s making you say the total opposite of what you are trying to say. I just stop trying to correct mine after the fact. I figure from the other parts of the comment yall know what I mean. LOL

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:24 pm

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend

I didn’t watch the news today. Will it be warm enough to sit outside? Maybe the hub can haul all of this stuff downstairs and I can sit out back on the chaise with a lite blanket for a couple hours.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:24 pm

Princess trade you this strawberry mojito for a dinner invite. lol

Dreams M, I’m now picturing my SO at the table “harpo, who these here people”

:lol:

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:25 pm

Raqi,

Never really tried to cook cornish hen, I’ve actually only eaten it once in my life………. we always ate chicken, regular hen or turkey

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:26 pm

Slim i’m with you LIVER YUCK !! and gizzards also, just gross

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:26 pm

@Raqi V ~ I think it will be warm enough for you to do that.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

I don’t like strawberries, but that strawberry mojito sounds quite refreshing!

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

Awww Leggs, I LOVE strawberries, when they are in season and relatively cheap i buy a few pints at a time and cut them up and sprinkle them with splenda and eat them with breakfast or lunch most days, some days i will cut up a fresh banana right before i eat em and mix em together

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:31 pm

@PrincessNik ~ you cook cornish hens the same way you would roast a chicken. The exact same way. Just remember you can suck the meat off the leg in one fell swoop….

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:32 pm

Will it be warm enough to sit outside?
Raqi Sunday should definitely be warm enough to sit outside.

Never really tried to cook cornish hen
Princess cornish hen is great, always nice and tender.

Dreams M, I’m now picturing my SO at the table “harpo, who these here people”
Princess Ummmmmm…hey I’m uhhhhhhh…Cousin Dreams, yeah that’s right.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:32 pm

America has a strange obsession with strawberries (lol).

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:33 pm

Yes DreamsM, always tender.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:33 pm

and gizzards also, just gross
Princess, Slim but they daaaaam sure make a good gravy or dirty rice.

SexyCool

February 11th, 2011
3:34 pm

When I first was pre-qualified for my loan, the interest rate was 4.5. When I got pre-approved, it was 4.625.

Today, I check the rates and it is at 5.25.

(Not a happy chick right now.)